Learn How to Fly or add Ratings

The FAA requires that you have at least 40 hours of total flight time that includes about 35 hours with an instructor. If you were able to become proficient in this minimum time, it could cost approximately $8,800. [about $5,000 for the airplane rental (40 hours x $123/hr), $2,500 for the instructor (35 hours x $70/hr), $350 for books and materials, $175 for written test, and $750 for practical test.] 

While this represents a minimum cost if completed in the minimum time, your actual costs WILL PROBABLY RUN SUBSTANTIALLY HIGHER. This is due to very few people being ready for the practical test in the minimum 40 hours. The national average is 80 hours.

There are two things to keep in mind. First is that Westosha Flying Club is a very reasonable place to fly. Secondly, you don't pay this whole amount at once. You pay as you fly. You get to spread it out over time, as it takes time to learn. Many students will take one full year to learn, and some many years. You get to spread out this cost throughout that entire time.